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Lois Kilburn

Fishing has been a large part of Lois' life. Trout, Atlantic salmon, steelhead, bonefish, bass and bluegill are just a few of the finny creatures she's chased.

She has fished throughout North America (USA, Canada, Mexico) as well as Ascension Bay, the Virgin Islands, Venezuela, and the fabled brown trout waters of New Zealand. Lois has also been involved in tournament casting, with gold, silver, and bronze medals in both regional and national events.

Lois has been a FFF certified instructor for 20+ years.  She has instructed at Henry's Fork Lodge in Idaho with Joan Wulff, Lisa Cutter and Cathy Beck. She's helped at Mel Krieger's open clinics in Golden Gate Park, given clinics at Sugar Creek Ranch, Kennedy Meadows, and Saw Mill Lake in Northern California and instructed at Eliguk Lake Lodge in British Columbia. Lois has instructed at conclaves in No. California, Idaho, regional clinics in Tracy, California and demonstrated casting at the International Sportsman Exposition in Pleasanton. In July she will be giving casting clinics through Island Rods and Flies in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Lois has taught for the City of Pleasanton, City of Walnut Creek, Las Positas College, Diablo Valley College, Chabot College, and East Bay Regional Parks in both the spring and fall quarters. She has studied under Joan Wulff in her Instructor's School, assisted Lisa Cutter’s clinics and horse packs in the Sierras. New this year will be teaching clinics and private lessons in Lake Sahuarita, Arizona. Lois also has a Masters degree in education and has taught at both the college and public school level.

An accomplished fly tyer, she has tied at shows around the western states - including tying at the Winslow Homer exhibit at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, ISE shows in Sacramento, San Mateo, and Pleasanton, and the Federation of Fly Fishers shows in Eugene, Oregon, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Kings Beach and Redding, California.

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